Beautiful and Effective Restorations in Andover, MA
Dr. Francis McCarthy and Dr. Rosalia Gallo are passionate about helping patients reach optimal oral health. By providing single-tooth restorations that look natural, they can give their patients a solution to both decaying and lost teeth. The practice of Francis R. McCarthy, DMD provides porcelain crowns in Andover, North Andover, North Reading, and the surrounding communities.
The Benefits of Porcelain
Dental prosthetics can be made of several different materials. Each of these has its own balance of how effective it is and how much it affects the appearance of the smile.
Porcelain is a choice material for our dentists in Andover because of how beautiful and pragmatic it is. This ceramic has the same color and luminosity as a natural, healthy tooth, allowing it to blend into the smile. Porcelain is also durable enough to withstand the daily pressures of chewing for several years. Not only do you receive a more beautiful tooth with porcelain crowns, but you also get the healthier tooth you need.
Protecting Teeth for Health
The main function of a crown is to restore the structure of a tooth after it has suffered significant tooth decay.
Tooth decay occurs as a result of the acids produced when bacteria feeds off of food particles. Smaller instances of decay, called caries, can be prevented by removing the decay and placing a filling. However, doing the same for larger instances of decay, called cavities, reduces too much of a tooth’s structure. Without assistance, it will be too brittle to survive in the smile without assistance. Placing a crown over a treated tooth allows it to thrive after being treated for significant tooth decay.
Replacing Individual Missing Teeth
Dental implants are composed of three parts: the post that is surgically implanted to the jaw, the abutment that connects the post to the restoration, and the prosthetic restoration that serves as a visible tooth. Porcelain crowns, when used as dental implant restorations, can replace singular missing teeth.
Dental implants can replace any number of missing teeth in a smile by combining one or more restorations with multiple implants. Sometimes, however, a smile may either be missing one tooth in total or may have a few missing teeth that are not near each other, which is a requirement for bridges and dentures. By using one porcelain crown with one implant post per missing tooth, a smile in these circumstances can be made whole, both from an aesthetic and functional standpoint.
Contact Us Today
The practice of Francis R. McCarthy, DMD provides porcelain crowns near Andover. Dr. McCarthy and Dr. Rosalia Gallo can help patients receive these aesthetic restorations. For more information, or to schedule your next dental appointment, call our practice today!